From: Miriam Locher <locherens.unibe.ch>
Subject: Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture
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Full Title: Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-May-2008
Call For Papers
Special issue of the Journal of Politeness Research, 2010
Politeness and impoliteness in computer-mediated communication
Guest editor: Miriam A. Locher
The aims of this special issue are the following:
(1) Continue to develop the latest discussion on politeness with respect to
the question of norms of appropriateness
(2) Further the current theoretical discussion on the interconnectedness of
politeness, face and identity construction.
(3) Work with empirical data on computer-mediated communication and discuss
politeness issues by paying attention to the specifics of the online context.
Potential contributors are invited to work with the latest literature on
politeness and impoliteness and elaborate on it in connection with their
specific types of computer-mediated communication data. In order to reflect
the diversity of online interaction, the papers will cover different types
of computer-mediated communication (e.g. email, forum, blog, chat,
YouTube). The special issue will contain seven papers (7000 words,
including references) and an introduction written by the editor. All
contributions will be peer-reviewed by anonymous reviewers. Authors
interested in contributing should submit an abstract of 500 to 700 words to
the editor (locherens.unibe.ch) in which they outline how they envisage
meeting the aims of the special issue by 1 May 2008. Further information
can be found at
Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2008
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2008
Paper deadline: 1 December 2008
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